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Bhāgavata Purāṇa, also known as Śrīmad Bhāgavata Mahā Purāṇa, Śrīmad Bhāgavataṃ and Bhāgavata is one of the major puranic texts of Hinduism with its focus on bhakti towards Vishnu.

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Does Vaishnavism ordain one to cut the tongue of a blasphemer?

I was reading Srimad Bhagavatam with Srila Prabhupada's translation/commentary when I came upon verse 4.4.17: Sati continued: If one hears an irresponsible person blaspheme the master and controller ...
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Is Vaikuntha a physical realm in altogether a different dimension where Sriman Narayana exist,or is it a myth?

There have been references about divine abodes of vaikuntha in Vishnu puran and Bhgavadam,does vaikuntha really exixts at first place ,if so what will be the day to day activities of vaikuntha vaasis ?...
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Why Uddhava Gita starts differently - are there different Uddhava Gitas?

I found some texts on Uddhava Gita online: first second third # this is amazon preview, but you can preview chapter 1 sloka 1 They all start differently: first start with suka uwacha second starts ...
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How many times did Lord Paraśurāma extirpate kṣatriyas?

In Valmiki Ramayana (Balakanda, Sarga 75), Bhagavan Parashurama says: Oh, Rama, on hearing the unregenerate and highly perfidious murdering of my father, I rancorously extirpated Kshatriya-s as and ...
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What arguments are made by scholars and non-Śāktas to prove the Devī Bhāgavata isn't a major Purāṇa?

As the title says, what are the arguments usually made by scholars and non-Śāktas (Vaiṣṇavas & others) when they say the Devī Bhāgavata Purāṇa doesn't belong in the list of 18 Mahā-purāṇas?
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Which texts mention that satyabhama was incarnation of bhumi Devi?

As per Wikipedia article on Satyabhama: Satyabhama is the third consort of the God Krishna, the eighth avatar of the god Vishnu. Satyabhama is believed to be an avatar of Bhumī Devī, the Goddess of ...
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Passage of time in Patala loka

It is known from Bhagavatha Purana that passage of time is different in different worlds. Examples are Brahma kidnapping cows and friends of Krishna as described here. Do our puranas also state that ...
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Interpretation of a verse from Bhagavatha purana

In the first skanda, third chapter of Bhagavatha has the sloka एते चांशकला: पुंस: कृष्णस्तु भगवान् स्वयम् । इन्द्रारिव्याकुलं लोकं मृडयन्ति युगे युगे ॥ ISKCON followers interpret this as below. All ...
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Krishna's childhood connection with Repalle village

I had believed that Sri Krishna's childhood was spent in a remote village Repalle in Andhra Pradesh near Krishna river as per Bhagavata purana. Vasudeva left him there after an arduous journey fearing ...
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Lineage or Chart of Srimad Bhagavatam

on reading Srimad Bhagavatam it gets quite confusing on where did it all start and who recited initially and was passed on to whom. Can anyone share a chart showing how Bhagavatam was passed on?
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What does it mean when Shukadeva says IKSHVAKU was born from nose of MANU?

Srimad Bhagavatam Chapter 9.6 shloka 4 . क्षुवतस्तु मनोर्जज्ञे इक्ष्वाकुर्घ्राणतः सुतः । तस्य पुत्रशतज्येष्ठा विकुक्षिनिमिदण्डकाः ॥ ४॥ What did shukadeva mean when he says that ikshavaku was born ...
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Is there online e books available of Shri Baladeva Vidyabhushana which are in Sanskrit?

These are the works attribute to Shri Baladeva Vidyabhushana. Can anyone please give the link for his works in Sanskrit lipi with or without translation. If only Bhagavath Gita Bhashya is given ...
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Where in the Garuda Purana is it said that only three Vaishnava Puranas are authoritative in Kali yuga?

I read somewhere that Garuda Purana declares that only three Vaishnava Puranas should be considered authoritative in Kali Yuga. By priority they are:- Bhagavata Purana Vishnu Purana Garuda Purana ...
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In which Kalpa-ManuVantara-MahaYuga-Yuga did the twenty-four Avatars of Sri Vishnu incarnated in? [duplicate]

As we know, Sri Vishnu has incarnated many times in the past.The most popular are ten incarntions of Sri Vishnu known as DashAvatara.They are - Matsya Kurma Varaha NaraSimha Vamana ...
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What is the text called Mantra Upanishad chanted by Manu as per Bhagavata Purana?

In the 8th Canto (Skandha) of Bhagavata Purana, Shukadeva described stories of diffrent Manus to king Parikshita. In the story of 1st Svayambhu Manu, it is narrated that he practiced austere penance ...
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From where can I get malayalam translation of srimad bhagavatam

If possible I would like iskcon's book.
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How is Bali related to Prahlada?

I have been reading an English translation version of Shri Bhagwatam and in that it is mentioned that Shri Krishna did not kill Bana the son of Bali.He did not kill him because he has promised Bali ...
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Does the concept of divorce exist in hinduism? [duplicate]

Does the concept of divorce apply in hinduism?
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What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? [duplicate]

What are the duties of a wife towards her husband? What is her vedic roles and responsibilities?
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Srimad Bhagavatham - Version without commentaries

I would like to request the following as many may be looking for this sort of avenue. For people who have read and re-read Bhghavatham using Bhakthavedantha Prabhpada version, going through the ...
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Have different Vaishnavite teachers made remarks on the relative merits of different Vaishnavite Puranas?

Obviously Gaudiyas would rank the Bhagavatam first for its statement "Krishnastu Bhagavan swayam". Ramanuja gave great importance to Vishnu Purana, but apparently never cited the Bhagavatam. Do the ...
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Why is the greatest Vaishnava a Tamasic entity per Vaishnavites?

there is a famous verse in Srimad Bhagavatam, a "satvika" purana, that says Just as Ganga among rivers, Achyuta among gods, Shambu among Vaishnavas, This (Bhagavatam) is the same among Puranas. ...
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What should be the correct posture for reading/listening Hindu scriptures?

I have listened from my parents and other respected people that Bhagwat Geeta paath and Ramayana paath should be studied only at holy places. This question arises many times. So my questions are: ...
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Bhagavad Gita and Srimad Bhagavatam - how to reconcile two different viewpoints?

In Bhagavad Gita, Krishna says that people follow the example of great men. यद्यदाचरति श्रेष्ठस्तत्तदेवेतरो जनः। स यत्प्रमाणं कुरुते लोकस्तदनुवर्तते।।3.21।। न मे पार्थास्ति कर्तव्यं त्रिषु लो...
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Question on lineage of Karna's foster parents

We know Karna's foster father Adhiratha, a charioteer. He was a Suta which is defined to be descendant of Kshatriya father and Brahmana mother (as per Manusmriti). But do we have any information on ...
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Did Lord Krishna cry ever?

As per folk stories Dear Lord Krishna cried when He meet his Friend Sudama. Another story is Krishna cried when meeting paternal brother Uddhava in Dwarka. Is there any scriptural reference of the ...
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What is the story about Marisha daughter of Maharishi Kandu?

I believe Bhagvata Purana has the story on it. It goes something like Indra being afraid of Maharishi Kandu's tapasya ends up sending apsara Pralochana to seduce him. Kandu and Pralochana end up ...
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Was Yadu right in denying/defying his father's (Yayati) request? [closed]

Srimad Bhagavatam: Canto 9, Chapter 18: Text 35: King Yayāti, who was very lusty, followed his wife, caught her and tried to appease her by speaking pleasing words and massaging her feet, but ...
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How is it possible to do a sacrifice of one thousand years in Kali Yuga?

in the Srimad Bhagavatam 1.1.4 It says quote: Once, in a holy place in the forest of Naimiṣāraṇya, great sages headed by the sage Śaunaka assembled to perform a great thousand-year sacrifice ...
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Niladri mahodaya

Hare Krishna, I want to know about Niladri Mahodaya. 1.Who wrote Niladri Mahodaya? 2.How many chapters are there in Niladri Mahodaya? ...
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Who was Shukracharya's mother?

We know that Shukracharya's mother was slain by Vishnu on behest of Indra. Matsya Purana claims it was Khyati. And then Bhrigu cursed Vishnu to be born 7 times. But Srimad Bhagvatam (4.1.43 to 4.1....
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How did Prahlada survive demoniac tortures?

The demons [Rākṣasas], the servants of Hiraṇyakaśipu, thus began striking the tender parts of Prahlāda Mahārāja’s body with their tridents. The demons all had fearful faces, sharp teeth and ...
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What are the number of verses in Bhagavata if we count one verse as 32 syllable long? [duplicate]

Bhagavata purana's length according to the Purana itself is 18000 verses long. However, what constitutes as a verse is not defined. There are varying lengths of verses counted as one verse. Type 1:(...
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How many additional verses are there in Vijayadwaja's edition of Bhagavata Purana?

From Dvaita tradition, Vijayadhwaja has commentary on the whole Bhagavata Purana. There are many additional verses/chapters in the edition that he used compared to Sridhara Svami's recension(which ...
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Is a similar statement on 10th topic of a purana from Bhagavata found in any other purana?

Bhagavata 2.10.1-2 reads: (1) S'rî S'uka said: 'In this [book, the S'rîmad Bhâgavatam] the following [ten] subjects are discussed: primary creation [sarga], how the interactions of life and the ...
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Are the Mahapuranas 18 in number? Cause I found 19 [duplicate]

I found three different sets of 18 Mahapuranas. Common in all are: (Vishnu Purana,Matsya Purana, Kurma Purana, Garuda Purana, Varaha Purana, Agni Purana, Vamana Purana, Bhagavat Purana, Skanda Purana,...
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What can we do so that all of us can increase own spiritual progress?

According to the Varnashrama of Shreemad Bhagwat Purana, we all know that this is Kaliyug, so what can we do so that all of us can increase own spiritual progress and remove bad obstacles of past ...
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Does Valmiki Ramayana or Vyasa Mahabharata or Srimad Baghavatham contain the names of ten incarnations(dashavatharas only)?

Do any one of the following scriptures contain the ten incarnations (dashavathara only) of Vishnu? Valmiki Ramayana Vyasa Mahabharata Srimad Baghavatham
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Why does SB 9.10.9 say that it was Rāma (and not Lakṣmaṇa) that disfigured Śūrpaṇakhā?

Why does the Śūrpaṇakhā incident in Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 9.10 differ from the version found in Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa? Canto 9: Liberation CHAPTER TEN The Pastimes of the Supreme Lord, Rāmacandra ...
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Does the Kalika Purana identify itself as “Srimad Bhagavatam”?

The identity of which text being the real "Srimad Bhagavatam" has often (unfortunately) been a source of tension between Vaishnavas and Shaktas. Vaishnavas claim that the Bhagavata Purana dedicated to ...
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Which verse(s) from the Srimad Bhagavatam was/were quoted by Acharya Abhinavagupta in his commentary on the Bhagavad-Gita?

One of the most iconic objections against the authenticity of the Srimad Bhagavatam is that it was not written by Vyasa but a thirteenth century Vaishnava, named Vopadeva. The substance for this ...
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Bhagavatam mentions Hari fulfills material desires and other place it says He does not fulfill. How to reconcile?

In the 4th Canto of Srimad-Bhagavatam, Dhruva is told by his mother (4.8.19) and Narada (4.8.41) that By worshipping Sri Hari one can fulfill the material desires as well as the desire for ...
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How do Advaitins explain the meaning of the verse “naikātmatāṁ me spṛhayanti” in Srimad Bhagvatam 3.25.34?

Could someone kindly explain the advaitic interpreation of the verse नैकात्मतां मे स्पृहयन्ति केचिन्मत्पादसेवाभिरता मदीहाः | येऽन्योन्यतो भागवताः प्रसज्य सभाजयन्ते मम पौरुषाणि ॥ ३.२५.३४ ॥ naikātmatāṁ ...
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Who are these first commentators on Bhagavata?

Sridhara Svami's Bhavartha dipika is the oldest full commentary extant now. Before Sridhara, however Madhvacharya commented whose commentary is also extant called Bhagavata Tattparya Nirnaya. It is a ...
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Why did the gopi-s suffer so much after Knowing God so closely?

God is worshipped because He is the source of Eternal Bliss. It is accepted in Upanishads and Gita. The Gopi-s are believed to be in the highest state of God-realisation. Why did then they suffer so ...
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What does nirguna stand for in SB 10.88.5?

The verse from Bhagavata 10.88.5 reads as : harir hi nirguṇaḥ sākṣāt puruṣaḥ prakṛteḥ paraḥ sa sarva-dṛg upadraṣṭā taṁ bhajan nirguṇo bhavet What does the word nirguna stand here and what is the ...
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Who compiled Saptasloki Gita and Chatuhsloki Bhagavata?

In the Chatuhsloki Bhagavata and Saptasloki Gita which quotes SEVEN slokas from Srimad-Bhagavatam and Srimad-Bhagavad-Gita respectively, I found NO mention of the words 'Vishnu' and 'Krishna'! But ...
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SB 10.88: Why does Supreme lord's devotees lives in poverty?

I don't understand this. Please someone explain me. Why does the devotees of Supreme Lord live in poverty. What if one devotees doesn't want to attain moksha. Will lord forcefully attract him towards ...
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Can someone explain the creation and evolution of mankind as per our Sanatan Dharma (starting from the first Maanvantar)? [duplicate]

I just read in quora that the Shrimad Bhagavatam gives information regarding all the kings since birth of the 1st Manu, his entire lineage, genealogy, the different continents and where Shri Vishnu is ...
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What was Prahlada's age when his father was killed?

Prahlada says in his hymn to Sri Nrisimhadeva: My dear Lord, O infallible one, my position is like that of a person who has many wives, all trying to attract him in their own way. For example, the ...

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